Earth Retention Systems

Joliet Train Platform

Joliet Train Platform

Scope

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform across the street from Silver Cross Field in Joliet, IL. Michels used an excavator-mounted, high-reach vibratory hammer to install 460 linear feet of driven sheet pile within 20 feet of the live rail traffic. Michels also drove 12 3/4-inch diameter pipe pile to rock using a crane with swinging leads and a hydraulic hammer to support a prefabricated ramp to access the platform.

Projects

Michels' system took the weight of Colman Hall at the slope and put it onto 18 micropiles that extended 60 feet below grade.

Earth Retention Systems

Colman Hall

Wisconsin

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Colman Hall

Michels was selected as the foundations contractor for a caissons and earth retention system project.

Earth Retention Systems

State and Huron

Illinois

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State and Huron

Michels Corporation completed a deep foundations package for a rail bridge to carry the Rock Island Metra tracks over tracks used by Amtrak and freight trains, eliminating at grade crossings.

Earth Retention Systems

Metra Flyover Bridge

Illinois

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Metra Flyover Bridge

Michels performed inbound and outbound structure construction.

Earth Retention Systems

Lake Shore Drive

Illinois

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Lake Shore Drive

Michels was part of an integrated joint venture responsible for executive management field supervision and engineering on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's University Link Light Rail Extension Project.

Earth Retention Systems

University Link Light Rail U230

Washington

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University Link Light Rail U230

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